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This Christmas -- A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.
This Christmas -- Clip: Rain fight
This Christmas -- Interview: Chris Brown	"On Family and Christmas"
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This Christmas -- Trailer: Delightful


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Writer (WGA):
Preston A. Whitmore II (written by)
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Release Date:
21 November 2007 (USA) See more »
You can't exchange family.
A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
(21 articles)
Brown Pleads Not Guilty
 (From WENN. 6 April 2009, 6:30 PM, PDT)

This Christmas The Dead Have Been Given The Gift Of Life ...
 (From Screen Anarchy. 30 March 2009, 5:00 AM, PDT)

Brown Withdraws Himself As Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Nominee
 (From WENN. 11 March 2009, 12:15 PM, PDT)

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Directed by
Preston A. Whitmore II 
Writing credits
Preston A. Whitmore II (written by)

Produced by
Paddy Cullen .... executive producer
Nicholas Harvell .... associate producer
Damon Lee .... executive producer
Delroy Lindo .... executive producer
William Packer .... producer (as Will Packer)
Mekhi Phifer .... executive producer
Ronnie Warner .... executive producer
Preston A. Whitmore II .... producer
Original Music by
Marcus Miller 
Cinematography by
Alexander Gruszynski 
Film Editing by
Paul Seydor 
Casting by
Kimberly Hardin  (as Kim Hardin)
Production Design by
Dawn Snyder 
Set Decoration by
Wanda 'Beau' Peterson 
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
Makeup Department
Barbara Augustus .... makeup artist (as Barbara Augustus Johnson)
Debra Denson .... makeup department head
Jason Green .... additional hair stylist (as Jason C. Green)
Jasmine Kimble .... hair department head
Kimberly Kimble .... key assistant hair stylist (as Kim Kimble)
Cole Patterson .... makeup artist
Beverly Jo Pryor .... key makeup artist
Rachel Solow .... barber
Judy Twine .... makeup artist
Bret Mayo .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Catherine S. McComb .... production supervisor
Nick Phillips .... executive in charge of production
Bill Wohlken .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Amateau .... first assistant director
Renee Hill .... second second assistant director
Bruce A. Simon .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Mychael Bates .... property master
Michael Buha .... set dresser
Artie Chavez .... construction foreman
Allison Gross .... assistant property master
Dominique James .... set dresser
Prentice Randolph .... set dresser
Stella Starlight .... assistant art director
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master
Thomas Zamora .... art department coordinator (as Tom Zamora)
Sound Department
Mark Agostino .... pro tools playback operator
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
Bill W. Benton .... re-recording mixer
Tom Burns .... sound recordist
Willie D. Burton .... production sound mixer
Scott Cannizzaro .... adr engineer
Kim Drummond .... adr supervisor (as Kim Haves)
Gregg Frazier .... cable person
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Scott G.G. Haller .... dialogue editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Andrea Horta .... dialogue editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Tateum Kohut .... re-recording mixer
Craig Kyllonen .... ADR recordist
John Marquis .... sound effects supervisor
Sean McCormack .... supervising sound editor
David Parker .... sound mixer (second unit)
Eryne Prine .... sound effects editor
Jacob Riehle .... first assistant sound editor
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
David Weisberg .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
John C. Carlucci .... special effects foreman
Lou Carlucci .... special effects coordinator
Michael Clarke .... special effects technician
Ken Tarallo .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Casey Allen .... digital compositor
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer: Zoic Studios
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Studios
Trent Claus .... Inferno artist
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Brian Nugent .... Flame artist
Brian Nugent .... compositor: Flame artist
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
R. Matt Smith .... digital compositor
Sean Wallitsch .... Flame artist: Lola Visual Effects
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Ryan Zuttermeister .... associate visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Ryan Zuttermeister .... visual effects editor: Lola Visual Effects
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer (uncredited)
Keith Splinter Davis .... stunts (as Keith Davis)
Hollis Hill .... stunts
Horace Knight .... stunt double
Angela Meryl .... stunt double: Sharon Leal
Robert Powell .... stunt double
Darryl Reeves .... stunt double
Nathan Siebring .... stunts
Buddy Sosthand .... stunt double: Columbus Short
April Weeden .... stunt double (as April Weeden-Washington)
Boni Yanagisawa .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Ash .... lighting technician
Claire Farrand-Stone .... film loader
Paul Hazard .... best boy electric
Joe Hill .... grip
James Keys .... rigging gaffer
Rick Lamb .... camera operator
Chris Lombardi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jim McComas .... electrician
Markus Mentzer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Michael C. Price .... key grip
Landon Ruddel .... best boy grip
Jan Ruona .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
N. Owen Taylor Jr. .... additional video assist operator
Henry Tirl .... Steadicam operator
Henry Tirl .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Ursetta .... rigging electrician
Chuck Weiss .... video assist operator
Casting Department
Michelle Adams .... casting associate
Natasha Ward .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorenzo Hearns Jr. .... key costumer
La Shan Knox .... costumer
Peri Richards .... costumer
Earl Tanchuck .... costumer
Editorial Department
Stuart Acher .... additional editor
Patrick Flannery .... additional editor
Trent Johnson .... digital film colorist
Harry Muller .... color timer
Julia Nessling-Douglas .... digital intermediate producer
Frank Pass .... colorist
Location Management
Briana Burke .... location manager
Joe Burns .... key assistant location manager
Robert Foulkes .... location scout
Celine Manier-Huscher .... location scout
Robert Paulsen .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Michele Aristy .... score assistant
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Donald Barrett .... musican: drums
Todd Bozung .... supervising music editor
David Campbell .... arranger, orchestrator, conductor
Ryan Gaines .... music coordinator
Greg Hayes .... assistant music engineer
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
Dale E. Turner .... musician
Transportation Department
Chris Ferrence .... dot supervisor
Keith D. Fisher .... transportation captain
Aaron Skalka .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
H. Leah Amir .... key craft service
Kerry Carter .... production assistant
Deborah Chung .... production assistant
Jason Drennan .... production assistant
Virginie Drouot .... assistant: Ms. Cullen
Nicholas Harvell .... assistant: Mr. Whitmore
Doris Hellmann .... production accountant
Ryce Hetherington .... assistant production coordinator
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
CJ Johnson .... production assistant
Noa Ochi .... assistant: Mr. Phifer
Paul Pawlowski .... post-production accountant
Scooter Perrotta .... set production assistant
Arian Simone Reed .... publicist (as Arian Reed)
Marci Rosenberg Gayner .... production coordinator (as Marci Rosenberg)
Will Sandoval .... production assistant
Lisa G. Shillingburg .... first assistant accountant
Brandi Slayton .... assistant: Mr. Packer
John Trujillo .... layout board
Laura Walker .... production assistant
Jason Camp .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Jennifer Byrd .... special thanks
Nina Packer .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated PG-13 for comic sexual content and some violence
USA:117 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Columbus Short, Laz Alonzo and Chris Brown also appeared in Stomp The Yard (2007) together.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): On the beginning of the film, Quentin says he has no luggage. But in the scene where he is at the train station, he can be seen with bags of luggage.See more »
Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield:So, technically, you slept with Santa?
Kelli Whitfield:Well, I didn't know he was Santa at the time... but technically, I guess I did.
Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield:Well, ho, ho, ho!
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34 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
A Wonderful Christmas Surprise!, 25 November 2007
Author: xenafina from United States

It is unfortunate the previews for this movie are so low profile. I didn't know what to expect and wasn't sure I wanted to see the move, but my 16 year old saw it on Black Friday and told me the movie was excellent. He's usually into movies like Live Free or Die Hard, hated Dream Girls and thought American Gangster was "just okay", so I HAD to see what had him so excited about THIS film. I must say, he was dead on with this one. This movie was EXCELLENT! The script was well written, the acting was SUPERB, and nothing was left out of this movie, which everyone, irrespective of race, can identify with in some way.

I wasn't sure if it would be appropriate for my 7 year old, but I did not find myself cringe once and say to myself "I wish she hadn't seen that." There was very minimal use of profanity (I think the "d" and "s" words were thrown around a few times) and no sex...although Regina King did a couple of scenes in her underwear.

I just can't say enough about the solid acting done in this movie. Delroy Lindo, Loretta Divine, Idris Elba and Regina King did stellar performances (I've never seen any of them NOT perform well) and EVERYONE did a great job. Chris Brown showed us he is more than a wonderful singer and dancer. I look forward to seeing him in more serious roles like this one. I believe he has a lot of potential to be a serious actor.

There are just not enough good things I can say about "This Christmas." You have to see it for yourself. One of the best gifts I gave myself this year.

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